Holmsdale After School
and Holiday Club


Holmsdale’s popular After School and Holiday Club offer a range of exciting activities, from kite flying to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities. They are based in the Brambles, although for much of 2020 and 2021 they spent their time outside!

We cater for children before and after school, taking them to and collecting them from local schools- Ibstock infants, Ibstock Juniors and Newton Burgoland. We are open from 7.30am and offer breakfast and a range of activities to choose from. We collect children from school at the end of the day and offer them tea. We then have time for exciting indoor and outdoor activities or opportunity to do homework until we close at 6pm.

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Please apply early for out of school club, as we are very busy.

Our Holiday Club is popular, as we offer long days (up to 7.30am to 6pm), unlike many holiday club providers. We offer on site and off site activities throughout the school holidays. Please ask for more details of activities planned for the next holiday, but be quick as the spaces often book up fast!

We are trialling a reduced rate for families who need regular care throughout the summer- enquire for details!

Contact Jenny on 01530 262434 or visit the office for more details or to request a prospectus.


Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Snow day holiday clubHoliday Club days out include visits to;

Grange Wood and the Rosliston Forestry centre.

Cattows pick your own fruit farm .

Archaeology field walks.

Theme parks.

Surprise trips- always very popular!

Indoor activities include;

Board games such as Chess, Scrabble and many more.

Physical activities like soft play, yoga, tennis, other ball sports and a range of games on our field and tennis court.

Themed events and weeks.

Art, craft and cookery activities.

Photography- with the photographs often winning prizes in a local annual photography competition!

Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Photography holiday clubHolmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock cooking holiday club

Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Top fieldOutdoor activities include looking after our pets, treasure hunts, sports, obstacle courses, enjoying the space on the top field and using our other facilities, including the tennis court and climbing wall.

We also have a new covered area in our orchard, designed specifically to enhance outdoor access for various activities in all weathers.

The Holiday Club have chance to visit our nearby woodland, Grange Wood, for experiences including natural crafts, collecting natural materials, and environmental work including pond dipping, bug hunting and litter picking.

Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock  Making a blowpipe from elder at Forest School Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Pond dipping in Grange Wood